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There can be no reasonable doubt that commentatorial works on pal).ini's grammar were produced before Kat yay ana, and commentaries continued to be produced later, right up to the present day. These commentaries differ among themselves not only as concerns particular interpretations accepted and defended but also in the way they organize the source text. Some follow the order of the sutras as found in the A~tadhyayl. The most famous and widely used commentary of this type is the Kasikavrtti (c. seventh century AD) of Jayaditya and Vamana, which is based on a conftated version of the A~tadhyaYI, including additions and modifications suggested in varttikas of Katyayana and accepted earlier by Candragomin in his own grammar, the Candravyakaral).a. Some
commentaries, on the other hand, reorder the sutras of the A~tiid hyiiYl into thematic groups: rules concerning terminology (sainjiiiisiitriifJi), metarules (paribhii~iisiitriifJi), sandhi rules, sutras that apply in the derivation of nominal forms, and so on. The most widely used text of this kind is the Siddhiintakaumudl of Bhatto-jidlk~ita (sixteenth century). 2.1.3 Non-Piil.linian works Although grammatical works associated with Piil)ini are justly the most well known, there are other grammatical treatises and commentaries. One such grammar, Candragomin's, is renowned not only because it reflects modifications in Piil)ini's statements but also because, according to tradition, Candragomin is considered to have revived the study of Piil)inian grammar after this had ceased to be handed down traditionally from teacher to pupil. Other wellknown grammars are the Kiitantra and a whole series of works by Jainas, among them the Jainendravyiikaral)a and Hemacandra's Siddhahemasabdiinusiisana. Some of these works, such as the Kiitantra, are methodologically interesting in that they revived procedures found in priitisiikhya descriptions but abandoned by Piil)ini and other grammarians.